New Platform to Help Payers Meet 2020 HHS Requirements for Data-Sharing with Patients


GRAFTON, WI (March 11, 2019) - Leaders in the healthcare interoperability space announced today they’re collaborating on a first-of-its-kind platform that will enable healthcare payers to meet stringent new HHS requirements for patient access to electronic health information by 2020. 1upHealth, a Boston-based company providing unprecedented EHR connectivity, and HealthLX, a managed clinical data exchange solution for payers, providers, and software vendors, are partnering to add payer-sourced data to 1upHealth’s FHIR API-based platform. This new data source makes payer data available to the entire spectrum of 1upHealth’s subscribers and users.

“1upHealth is enthusiastic about the proposed rules and hopes to help payers and health plans take advantage of the new-found interoperability through our collaboration with HealthLX,” said Ricky Sahu, CEO of 1upHealth. “We believe that patients have a fundamental right to their data. By enabling patients to share it with apps via FHIR APIs, payers can gain deep insights into healthcare quality and cost, and individuals can access numerous tools to help improve their outcomes.”

“We share 1upHealth’s vision of a freely-accessible personal patient record - it’s something we’ve been passionate about since we entered this space,” said Will Tesch, CEO of HealthLX. “Our collaboration is aimed at helping payers to stay ahead of HHS rules for data-sharing and patient data control, and to expand their commitment to excellence in the member experience.”

Interoperability, or the ability to share data across the healthcare ecosystem, has represented a major barrier for payers and providers in using healthcare data effectively and in allowing patients access to and control of their own personal health information.

Under the new rules CMS-9115-P  for 2020, “All payers, including health plans, should have the ability to exchange data seamlessly with other payers... and with providers….Health plans are in a unique position to provide enrollees a complete picture of, allowing patients to piece together their own information that might otherwise be lost in disparate systems. This information can contribute to better-informed decision making, helping to inform the patient's choice of coverage options and care providers to more effectively manage their own health, care, and costs.”

With their deep experience in FHIR-based interoperability and proven track records for innovation, 1upHealth and HealthLX are well-positioned to solve this challenge.

“1upHealth and HealthLX are both at the forefront of FHIR-based interoperability, but we have very different capabilities,” said Tesch. “We believe our partnership is key in developing the platform payers need to become compliant with the new HHS rules.”

About 1upHealth

1upHealth helps patients, providers and app developers get electronic health data in minutes. Clinical data is connected from 300 health systems and wearable devices across the US. Using the 1up FHIR application platform, developers are able to build connected HIPAA compliant apps in days. Patients can combine health data from hundreds of facilities and share medical data with providers. Providers and researchers can view data in EMR integrated applications or write data back into their EMRs directly. For more information, visit

About HealthLX

HealthLX™ (Healthcare Language Exchange) gives new healthcare software solutions instant access to comprehensive patient information and real-time analytics by linking legacy data, applications and processes with modern approaches to application integration. The HealthLX platform is built around a software integration engine that is specifically designed for the interoperability needs of the healthcare industry bridging older legacy systems to newly acquired solutions. HealthLX simplifies the effort and cost of new solution integration by configuring application (HL7, X.12, HIPAA) connectors to meet unique client needs. Designed with enhanced levels of transaction monitoring and security the integration platform ensures message integrity and delivery. HealthLX implementation services are provided through its parent company, TESCHGlobal - an experienced healthcare-focused professional services firm specializing in enterprise integration and business intelligence. For more information, visit

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